DEVILMENT have announced that they will release a brand new record later this year!
The band, fronted by Dani Filth [CRADLE OF FILTH], will release their brand new record titled Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes in November. The new record is the follow up to 2014’s The Great and Secret Show. Speaking about the new album Dani Filth says, “everybody in DEVILMENT is very excited about the prospect of releasing our latest album, II – The Mephisto Waltzes, which we have worked extremely hard on. The album is definitely a step-up from our debut, featuring a more mature, dissonant presence coupled with a darker edge, yet at the same time utilising our better musical assets to deliver a unique metal hybrid. I don’t even know what to classify it!”
Alongside the album announcement, the band have also revealed the forthcoming record’s artwork, which you can view below. Speaking about the artwork, Dani Filth continues, “winner of many international awards, the artist for the new DEVILMENT album is Elena Vizerskayaaka Kassandra, whose photography and photo-manipulation perfectly complements the mysterious and magickal world of DEVILMENT. Elena‘s work is sometimes compared to Dali and Magritte due to the complexity of artistic figures and the perceptible amount of layers, something to be felt and not necessarily understood, exotic dreams filled with reflections and allusion. I have been a fan of Elena‘s work for a long while now and had originally wanted to utilise it for the CRADLE OF FILTH album, The Manticore And Other Horrors as far back as 2011, which only fell through when band politics intervened and an in-house label artist was used instead. In conjunction with Elena, the booklet was compiled and further augmented with illustration by Dan Goldsworthy, who has also undertaken album artwork for the likes of ACCEPT, HELL, XENTRIX, GLORYHAMMER and SYLOSIS, amongst others. His contribution to the album has provided it with a minimalist dark uniformity, punctuated by slick and classily macabre imagery, the perfect balance to Elena‘s gorgeously vibrant photography.”
View the album artwork for Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes here:
Also, the band will embark on a full UK headling tour later this year. Tour dates are as follows:
Dec 6th – Colchester, Arts Centre
Dec 7th – Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Dec 9th – Stoke, Sugarmill
Dec 10th – London, Boston Music Room
Dec 11th – Norwich, Waterfront
Dec 13th – Glasgow, Stereo
Dec 14th – Newcastle, Think Tank
Dec 15th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Dec 16th – Leeds, Key Club
Dec 18th – Reading, Sub 89
Dec 19th – Southampton, Engine Rooms
Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes is set for release on November 18th via Nuclear Blast Records.
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